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Eagle Point

Visited 05/27/13

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Eagle Point was, at first, just another stop for us while Zigzagging.  Well, except for the town's ties to hollywood hotties Kim Novak and Ginger Rogers.

But, upon closer inspection it was a charming diversion.  The first of the surprises was the Covered Bridge Park.  Oregon's covered bridges never fail to impress.  And this one, being for bikes and pedestrians only, allowed for distraction free appreciation.

It puts a smile on our faces to see physical manifestations of hometown pride.  The little things really do matter.

We stepped back in time as we explored the diminutive Butte Creek that runs through downtown.  Butte Creek Mill, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was a living history lesson.

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The mill's french grinding stones have been in operation since the late 1800's.

The market place was everything Portland's hipster grocery stores are trying to be, but aren't.  We went home with tea and gluten-free corn bread mix.

Next door lies an antique store, which was unfortunately closed while we were there.  But it was nice to see that even the stoic lumberjack was keeping the home town spirit alive.

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